James “Jim” Monroe Seltz, 79, of Radford, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lacy and Mae Seltz, and a daughter, Regina Mae Seltz.
Jim is survived by his wife, LaRhonda “Lynn” Seltz; daughters Renee Seltz Honeycutt and Rhonda Gail Seltz; a grandson, Jordan Seltz; a stepson, Kearsley “Bart” Lewis and wife Leslie, and grandchildren Kelly, Dillon, and Kristen; a stepdaughter, Kerry Lewis Bennett and husband Chuck Bennett, and grandchildren Kaiden and Layla. He is also survived by his sister, Doris and husband Clarence Ratcliffe; sister Billie Joyce and husband Don Gilbert; brother Jack Seltz and wife Frances; and a multitude of loving relatives and friends.
Jim spent the last years in a long battle with Lewy body disease and Alzheimer’s, but he would not want that to define his life. He loved the Lord and all of God’s creatures. He would strike up a friendly conversation with anyone and was always eager to help others. His sense of humor never left him, and he laughed often and knew everyone he loved till the end.
The great outdoors fed his love of life. As an avid fisherman, Jim especially enjoyed the waters of the New River. He appreciated all creatures both small and large and was always in awe of Mother Nature. He loved his furry, four legged canine friends, and their constant companionship kept him busy and happy after retirement. He loved family gatherings, all types of music, and scenic rides in the car. Most of all, Jim was passionate about the love of his life, Lynn. They enjoyed many Friday nights watching movies, eating pizza, and laughing together. They made many fun-filled and loving memories over the course of their 28-year marriage.
The family extends a special thank-you to all the caregivers from Good Samaritan Hospice for their extraordinary care and Chaplain Todd Triplett for his devotion to and guidance of Jim’s family.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. followed by a service at 2 p.m. at Mullins Funeral Home, located at 120 Main St. Radford, with Chaplain Triplett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a contribution; please consider Good Samaritan Hospice, Advanced Illness Care Hospice or CAST for kids Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory: Radford.
The Seltz family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.